Brexit erupts: EU demands Boris ‘respect commitments’ as PM makes fresh no deal warning

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The European Commission called on Britain to outline how it planned to move Brexit forward if talks between the UK Government and the bloc are ever to progress. Vanessa Mock, a European Commission spokeswoman, told a regular media briefing in Brussels, moments after Boris Johnson delivered his latest no deal threat to Brussels, that the British Prime Minister had to “respect commitments” made to the European Union by his predecessor Theresa May.

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Ms Mock said: “President (Jean-Claude Juncker) told Prime Minister Johnson on 25 July that we’re available should the United Kingdom wish to hold talks and clarify its position in more detail.

“We’re ready to analyse any concrete proposals that are compatible with the withdrawal agreement, and also ready to rework the future relationship as outlined in the political declaration.

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“The UK knows well that our doors remain open to that effect.

“But for the talks to progress the UK government needs to explain its ideas on how it sees the way forward, respecting the commitments it took earlier in these negotiations.”

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Brexit erupts: EU demands Boris ‘respect commitments’ as PM makes fresh no deal warning

The European Commission called on Britain to outline how it planned to move Brexit forward if talks between the UK Government and the bloc are ever to progress. Vanessa Mock, a European Commission spokeswoman, told a regular media briefing in Brussels, moments after Boris Johnson delivered his latest no deal threat to Brussels, that the British Prime Minister had to “respect commitments” made to the European Union by his predecessor Theresa May.

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